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Mr. Zeph Migeni 

Advisory Groups Communications Facilitator, ACARE

Mr. Zephania (Zeph) Migeni Ajode has been leading the advisory groups’ process on the African Great Lakes since July 2020, ensuring regular-enhanced communication and trans-boundary information exchange amongst the freshwater experts. Prior to joining ACARE, he co-led consulting mission on the Nile basin Transboundary Wetlands (Sangobay-Minziro, Semliki and Sio-siteko) under the auspice of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Wetlands International, ACACIA WATER and Nature Uganda which spearheaded the development of the 2020-2030: Wetlands Management Plans, Conservation Investment Plans and Early Investment Projects. Zeph has over 10 years of experience working on the East African transboundary freshwater ecosystems and globally: has worked at the University of Arizona’s Cooper Center for Environmental Learning in Tucson, Arizona as an Ecology Educator and also in the Restoration of the America’s Pacific North-West environments during his time at Earthcorps, Seattle-WA.

He is a professional graduate with strong background on Environment and Natural Resources Management from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, Wildlife Management from Moi University and graduate from Earthcorps, Seattle, WA, United States where he attained a Certificate in Best Management practice of Environmental Restoration, Community Development and Leadership. In 2010, he was awarded an Earthwatch Institute Fellowship, supported by British American Tobacco to participate in the Samburu Communities and Wildlife: Medicinal Plants. Zeph has undergone several professional trainings: Transboundary Water Resource Management, Ornithology, Project Cycle Management and SPEHER in Practice: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response by TERRATECH Foederprojekte e.v and Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Germany, Water Sanitation and Health by German Toilet Network, Research and Communication Skills to expand the reach and impact of Research by Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation and CoEB, Rwanda. His previous research works have been focused on freshwater ecosystems and ornithology.

 

Zeph has worked as a consultant for several entities including Wetlands International Eastern Africa, East Africa Wildlife Society, Center for International Voluntary Services, Victoria Institute for Research on Environment and Development International, County Governments amongst others. He is well vast with biodiversity conservation grant-writing, has received several funding for various conservation projects with outstanding implementation track-records. Back at home, he is a Co-founder and Consultancy Manager of Consortium for Research and Sustainable Development Initiatives (CORESDI), which aims at integrating research findings into providing sustainable solutions for environmental conservation, community development and livelihoods improvement for both rural and urban populations in Kenya.